We aren’t using any of the telephone jacks in our new home – what’s the point? I learned about the Panasonic KX-TG5776S 5.8 GHz FHSS GigaRange Expandable Digital Cordless Answering System a few months ago, and I’ve been very satisfied with its performance here. The handsets and charger bases are all interchangeable, the network is expandable beyond our needs, and there’s even a Skype dongle (KX-TGA575S) accessory.

No performance issues, so to speak; the reception and call quality have been average, and I haven’t noticed any interference with the two wireless networks here. Vonage runs as good as can be expected, too. I’d certainly recommend it, as do others (as countless independent reviews clearly illustrate). We don’t use the answering system part of it, only because we get our voice mails as MP3 attachments – and it doesn’t get any more convenient than that.

I think what I like most about this particular system is the handset customization options. The software (GigaRange USB Utility) will let you import any digital image as the phone’s wallpaper or Caller ID avatar – plus you can import any WAV recording as a ringtone. It’s probably the most affordable, tweakable wireless phone system on the planet.

I’m beginning to love Panasonic’s products.

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